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Environmental Science: Secondary Education Teacher Licensure Concentration

  • Program Overview

    If you are a passionate environmentalist with a desire to teach, Endicott presents a unique set of advantages on your way to licensure.

    Increasing public interest in environmental causes has led to a widespread push to incorporate environmental education into our school systems. Endicott's rigorous academics combined with its 235-acre living-classroom setting will provide a wealth of experiences that bring the "real world" into focus.

    As an environmental science major, you can pursue Massachusetts state teaching licensure by adding the secondary education concentration. In doing so, you can become licensed to teach at the middle (grades 5-8) or high school (grades 8-12) levels in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts.

    The experience you gain at Endicott is comprehensive. You will complete freshman and sophomore internships in a range of school settings, a sophomore and junior field experience connected to your secondary education courses, a junior year pre-practicum, and senior year full practicum experience. Upon graduation, you will have completed all of the requirements necessary to apply for an initial license in the Commonwealth of Massachusetts, and you will be eligible to pursue licensure in many other states. Students receive free preparation for the required Massachusetts Tests for Educator Licensure (MTEL) as part of the program.

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  • Curriculum

    Curriculum Requirements - Total Credits Required: 129

     

    Freshman - Credits: 32

    • BIO 130/130L - Principles of Ecology and Lab (Cr: 4)
      Satisfies Science and Technology General Education Requirement
    • BIO 210 - Biostatistics (Cr: 3)
    • CHE 105/105L - General Chemistry I and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • CHE 106/106L - General Chemistry II and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • ED 010 - Communication/Literacy Lab (Cr: 0)
    • ED 125 - Approaches to Secondary Education (Cr: 3)
    • ENG 111 - Critical Reading and Writing I (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
    • ENG 112 - Critical Reading and Writing II (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.
    • ENV 140 - Environmental Biology and Field Studies (Cr: 3)
    • INT 100 - Internship I (Cr: 2)
    • MTH 134 - Calculus I (Cr: 4)
      Satisfies Quantitative Reasoning General Education Requirement

    Sophomore - Credits: 35

    • Aesthetic Awareness and Creative Expression General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • World Cultures General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • ED 203 - Introduction to Children with Special Needs (Cr: 3)
    • ED 240/240L - Literacy in the Content Areas and Field Experience (Cr: 3)
    • ENV 215/215L - Oceanography and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • ENV 216 - Natural Disasters and Catastrophes (Cr: 3)
    • ENV 220/220L - Environmental Science and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • ENV 313 - Modern Conservation: Principles and Practices (Cr: 3)
    • INT 200 - Internship II (Cr: 2)
    • PHY 109/109L - Fundamentals of Astronomy I and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • PSY 200 - Child and Adolescent Psychology (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies Individual and Society General Education Requirement

    Junior - Credits: 33

    • Global Issues General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Literary Perspectives General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • Values and Ethical Reasoning General Education Requirement  (Cr: 3)
    • CHE 306 - Chemical Analysis and Instrumentation (Cr: 3)
    • ED 030 - Subject Matter Lab (Cr: 0)
    • ED 303 - Pre-Practicum Field Experience (Cr: 1)
    • ED 321 - Junior Transitions (Cr: 1)
    • ED 330/330L - Sheltered English Immersion (Cr: 3)
    • ED 339 - Classroom Assessment (Cr: 3)
    • ED 380 - Methods in the Secondary Content Areas and Field Experience (Cr: 3)
    • ENV 122/122L - Geology and Lab (Cr: 4)
    • ENV 338 - Energy, Sustainability, and the Environment (Cr: 3)
    • POL 382 - Environmental Law and Politics (Cr: 3)
      Satisfies the Writing Designated Core requirement.

    Senior - Credits: 30

    • General Education Electives  (Cr: 12)
      (two must be above the 100 level)
    • ED 400 - Practicum and Seminar in Education (Cr: 12)
    • ENV 489 - Senior Thesis I (Cr: 3)
    • ENV 490 - Senior Thesis II (Cr: 3)

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  • Internships and Careers

    An Endicott education means you'll graduate with a degree and a resume.

    Whether you pursue graduate school or embark on your career right away after graduation, we believe that your time at Endicott will prepare you for the next step.

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